SOURCE: RTE ENTERTAINMENT
20 December 2005
Spears sues over 'sex tape' claim
Pop singer Britney Spears is suing Us Weekly magazine, claiming that the publication fabricated a story that suggested that she and her husband had made a sexually explicit video tape together and were worried it might be made public.
In a law suit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, Spears and her husband Kevin Federline are seeking $10m in damages over the story which was published in October.
A spokesperson for the magazine said: "Us Weekly has a credible source, and we stand by our reporting."
The magazine article, which was headlined 'Brit & Kev: Secret Sex Tape?', claimed that "a member of their entourage had threatened to release raunchy footage of the two" and that Spears was afraid that "an X-rated tape starring the two may go public".
The article also said that the couple gave a copy of the tape to their lawyers and then watched it with them.
According to Spears' complaint the story is completely false. The singer says that there is no such X-rated tape, no member of her entourage had threatened to release any such video and no such video was shown to the couple's lawyers.